What is… ACCESSIBILITY and How Can You Advocate to Get It?
Accessibility for a person with hearing loss means understanding what is being said, when it is being said:
- with family, friends, acquaintances and strangers
- in person or at a distance
- in a public place or a private home
- while at a religious service, lecture, school
- at a medical appointment, court, bank
- at a restaurant, book club, gym, shopping
Here, there, everywhere! If someone with good hearing can hear it, the person with hearing loss has the right to hear it too. Communication is a foundation of our lives and a basic human right.
*excerpt from article by Eva Basch below.